Michael Westendorf is Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Animal Sciences at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Dr. Westendorf provides leadership for Rutgers Cooperative Extension nutrient and animal waste management programs and carries out applied research programs in 1) the use of food waste residuals as animal feed and 2) the management of animal wastes to reduce effects upon the environment.
He provides statewide leadership in the development of animal waste management programs for New Jersey farmers and supplies educational materials including factsheets, videos, computer programs and online courses for distribution through Rutgers Cooperative Extension. He regularly speaks about the effects of elevated temperatures on livestock production and offers recommendations for managing heat stress. Learn more about Professor Westendorf here.